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Every local commercial radio station in the UK has certain requirements that it must uphold, these requirements are set out in the station format issued by Ofcom, the below details our commitments to the station format and details our music and local content, such as news, speech levels etc.
News Bulletin Schedule:
Monday – Friday
Local, National and World News
0600, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830,1900
National News
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300
Saturday – Sunday / Bank Holidays
Local and National Mix
0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200
National News
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 1300, 1400,1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300
Recent News:
Local News stories are available on our website daily  -> here
https://starradio.co.uk/radio/local/
The News Team:
Contact our  News Team on
01325 341805 or via email news@starradio.co.uk
Our news editors are Karen Liu  / Daniel Allen
The Programme Schedule:
Weekdays:
0600 – 1000 > Wes Stakes Breakfast Show
1000 – 1400>  Craig Andrews Daytime Show
1400 – 1800>  Emil Franchi Drivetime
1800 – 2300> Chris Marsden Evening Show
Weekends:
0800 – 1200  Weekend Brunch
1200 – 1600 The Afternoon Show
1600 – 2000 The BIG night in
2000 – 0000 Dancing through the decades
Automated Programming:
Weekdays we will not automate between 0600 and 1900
Saturdays we will not automate between 0800 and 1600
Sunday we do not automate between 0800 and 1600
Local Programming:
All our programming will originate from our studios in Darlington
Contact Details for Star Radio:
Star Radio, Radio House,
11 Woodland Road, Darlington,
DL3 7BJ
Tel:01325 341 801
Web: starradio.co.uk
Operations / Head Of Music darren.shortt@viewtvgroup.com
Managing Director John.clayton@viewtvgroup.com
Program Manager craig.andrews@viewtvgroup.com
Events and local Coverage:
Star radio are proud to support local charities and campaigns within our coverage are, we host the toys for christmas appeals and easter egg drives alongside some other major local initiatives.
We work closely with local education facilities to provide educational days and media days to develop media courses, and enable students to learn hands on the world of media.
Ofcom Localness:
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to you can read it here :
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2008/ofcom-publishes-guidelines-for-local-content-on-radio
The Station’s Playlist:
Our current music rotation includes compromises hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and now.
Example artists include:
Robbie Williams, Clean Bandit, Beyonce, Duran Duran, Adele, Ed Sheerhan, Maddona, Barry White.
How to Complain:
If you have any complaint about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact Star Radio using the above details.
If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website; www.ofcom.org.uk